If you love a good color explosion then the Kaffe Fassett exhibition A Life in Colour at the Fashion and Textiles Museum will prove a sheer delight, if not be sure to keep your sunglasses on for your own safety. And, to give fair warning I’ll also disclose that the exhibition leans towards arts and crafts, mainly textiles with minimal fashion of just a few sweaters and some embellished beanie hats.
So, while some opted to spend their day on grass, surrounded by trees, I choose to spend my day in Mayfair and Soho, gallery hopping, luxury shopping and then ending up at a mini music festival on Berwick Street Soho where the celebration of Record Store Day was in full swing hosting live music performances on a stage in the street. All in all, it was a fabulous day!
Heavy wool suits are now being traded in for lighter cotton and silk ones such as these gorgeous suits by the luxury Italian menswear brand Canali. It’s so refreshing to see something other than the regular bland black suits parading the streets. And yes, I do realize that the suits are in fact grey but something like fuchsia would simply burn my eyes as I much prefer classic, cool colors especially on a hot summery day. Then, it also doesn’t hurt to imagine the perfect tall, dark handsome man of your dreams to fill the suit. Ahhh… one can dream right!
For those of you that don’t already know, I absolutely adore all of the wonderful naughty things that people try to stay away from during their diets and that is pâtisserie. In all honest to god truth, could you say that your life isn’t that much better when biting into a really tasty tarte aux framboises, tart aux fraises, or gelato? I decided to treat myself with just this at Gucci Café in Ginza, Tokyo. On the dessert menu was black currant gelato with an orange tart. Total bliss!
Taking a mini break from busy Tokyo, I’m hitting the open roads on a quest to find the treasures of Mashiko, the pottery village. The rather rural village is roughly a 1.5hrs drive from Tokyo and is thought to house some mighty fine pottery and ceramics. This is some of what I found. Enjoy!
If there’s one exhibition that you absolutely have to visit it’s Fendi Un Art Autre, Another Kind of Art, Creation and Innovation in Craftsmanship held at the university museum of Tokyo University of the Arts. It’s a fabulously well curated exhibition that showcases some of the Fendi brand’s finest work over the years, including both garments and the fur samples from which the garments are born.
If you have something against fur then I’d strongly suggest you sit this one out, otherwise there’s a section where you can pet away on some lush fur samples such as a heavenly soft chinchilla fur that won my heart at first touch.
Cardigan, scarf and silk blouse: linneabylinneanilsson
Before leaving cloud nine, I made sure to pick up a catalogue as there are some experiences that you just wish would never end.
Enjoying the finest of what 南青山 (Minami Aoyama) has to offer. Shopping in the luxury brand’s uniquely designed buildings is seriously a treat and I’m loving the architecture! The Cartier building designed in the shape of a diamond by architect Bruno Moinard, 2005. Then, in the background is the “Jewels of Aoyama” designed by Jun Mitsui and Associates, 2002.
One of the great things about Tokyo is that you never know what you’re going to find tucked around the corner from you. You can be smack down center in the middle of tall, modern skyscrapers and then find yourself an oasis that takes you right back in time to a very different kind of life.
Japanese Shinto shrines can be found all over the city and most of the time you stumble upon them while out and about on an entirely different mission. They act as a wonderful reminder to take a few seconds out of your otherwise busy life and breathe while enjoying a bit of spirituality in a quiet, secluded sanctuary.
Stopped by the Marc Jacobs special retrospective exhibition Marc Jacobs Iconic Showpieces held at the Idol venue in the Aoyama district of Tokyo which showcases several archived works from the Marc Jacobs collections.